Taliban key commander killed in northern Afghan province

A Taliban commander named Mullah Mohammad and his bodyguard were killed as government forces stormed their hideout in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, an army spokesman Mohammad Hanif Rezai said Wednesday.

A weapon cache of the militant group was also destroyed during the attack, the official added.

Taliban militants who operate in parts of Baghlan province haven’t commented yet.